Langtang Valley Trek

Duration: 8 Days   |   Based on 2 Reviews
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Hikking and Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Food: Full Board Plan
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House
  • Group Size: 1-15
  • Max Elevation: 3,800 m./12,464 ft,

Langtang Valley Trek is one of the nearest trekking trails from Kathmandu, Nepal. Trekking in Langrang Valley is a unique and lifetime experience with Tibetan culture and lifestyle. Langtang Valley is dominated by Langtang Lirung, bordering the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China, The nearest national park from Kathmandu is called Langtang National Park, which is a superb introduction to trekking in Nepal. Langtang Valley Trekking is famous for its glacial moraine and rivers with lovely valleys and the "Red Panda," the most endangered animal in the world. Langtang Valley trekking starts after a 5- to 6-hour jeep or local bus drive to Syabru Bensi. Comparing Everest base camp, Manaslu Circuit Trekking, and Annapurna Base Camp, Langtang Valley has easier and shorter trekking trails.

The Langtang Valley Trek Highlights

  • Visit naturally blessed Langtang Valley and Langshisha Valley from Kyanging Gumba
  • Trek through the wilderness and encounter rare animals such as Red Panda Himalayan black bear, Ghoral, grey langur monkey, Himalayan Thar, musk deer, and snow leopard
  • Spectacular close-up view of Langtang range and Ganesh Himal, Tibetan Mountain, and Experience the Culturally diverse
  • Visit Kyangjin Gomba and the Local Cheese factory 
  • lives and livelihoods of local people in the Langtang Valley after the earthquake.

Surrounded by snow-capped mountains on all sides, the Langtang valley was a pastureland and trekker’s paradise, offering the most beautiful views of valleys and Himalayan peaks. The trail passes through dense forests of oak and pine, offering you the chance to see wildlife up close. The stretch of forest around Ghoda Tabhela in the lower Langtang Valley and below GosaiKunda is famous for the Red panda. Other animals that you may encounter on the way include Himalayan black bear, Ghoral, gray languor monkey, Himalayan Thar, musk deer, and snow leopard.

You will see Langtang village, which was recently destroyed by the earthquake in 2015 AD. The tea houses are newly built with more facilities and comfort. The new settlement village is called Mundu, which is more safe for an overnight stay. walk to Kyanjin Gumpa, which will take about 2 hours. The next day, you will explore the high valleys of Lang Shisha, Yala Peak, and Tsero Ri. All along the trail, you will enjoy breathtaking, majestic views of Langtang and Ganesh Himalayan ranges such as Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Yala, Cheko Ri, Ganesh Himal, etc. You will also visit Kyanjin Gompa, a yak cheese factory, and Langtang Glacier.

How do start the Langtang Valley Trek?

Langtang Valley Trek starts after a 6-7 hour bus ride or by Jeep (116 km.). The bus leaves from Machhapokhari and goes 50 km through the Prithivi highway to Galchi. After having a tea break, keep driving the Trisuli Bazaar-Kalikastan and Dhunche (the district headquarters of Rasuwa)-Syabru Bensi. The cost of the bus is about 11 USD, but a sharing jeep is available to shorten the travel time.

The signs and symptoms of altitude sickness

Altitude sickness is a fetal disease. There is no guarantee, that anyone can get it, but it is easy to avoid altitude sickness if you “leave the things behind what you want to leave.” Being stress-free, avoiding alcoholic drinks, stopping smoking, and staying hydrated. We have categorized the altitude into three sections.

What are the signs of acute mountain sickness (AMS)?

  • Tired, Block nose and ears, Fatigue, Discomfort, Mild headache, Nausea, and Vomiting
  • What is the sign of (HAPE) high-altitude Altitude edema?
  • Dry cough, Nose bleeding, shortness of Breath, High Heart rates, Swelling, and fainting
  • What is (HACE) high-altitude cerebral edema?
  • Shortness of Breath, Loss of Consciousness, fever, fatigue, Hypertension, Confusion, Coma, and being unable to Walk
  • Altitude Sickness Solution: Regular Exercise, stay hydrated, regular check-ups, carry Diamox, eat carbohydrates, eat chocolates and nuts, Acclimatize and Rest; no smoking or alcoholic drinks.

What is the maximum height and duration of the trek?

Langtang Valley Trek is an easy and short trek from Kathmandu compared to other famous treks like Everest base camp and Annapurna circuit. This trek involves around 5 hours of walking a day in the slow steady. The maximum height of the trek is Kyanjin Gumpa (3,800 m), where you will spend a night. Of course, you will detour up to Kyanjin Ri (4,700 m) or Tserkuri Ri (4,900 m). The choice is yours! Both places offer the best Mountain views and amazing landscapes. As for the trek duration, cost, day-to-day itinerary, and altitude, please look at the included and excluded sections below.

The best time for Langtang Valley Trek

As you know, Nepal is for all seasons. But Nepal experiences four seasons: autumn (September to December), winter (January to mid-March), spring (mid-March to June), and summer (July to mid-September). Among these four seasons, Autumn and Spring are highly recommended for trekking in Nepal because of the clear visibility.

The Best Month for Langtang Valley Trek

The Langtang Valley trek in autumn (September-December) is the best time. This is right after the monsoon; all the haze goes down and makes the visibility crystal clear. The temperature is favorable, ranging from 15 to 20 degrees Celsius.  

Langtang Trekking in spring (March–May) is another great opportunity for flora and fauna lovers. The weather is clear, and you can experience some light rain and snow, which is just perfect! The Summer is too rainy, and the winter is a little too cold. And All the blossoming flowers make the environment colorful and several chirping birds are dancing around. The blue sky, chirping birds, blossoming flowers, rare red pandas, Himalayan goats, and hanging beehives are other attractions of the trek.

Does Langtang Valley Trek suit you?

  • This trek involves 5–6 hours of walking through the green bamboo forest, crossing a suspension bridge.
  • The trek starts after the 7-hour adventure bus ride
  • The guest houses are simple and clean but without luxury facilities.
  • This trek goes up to 4,900 m./16,075 ft. altitude for the best view of the Himalayas and the frozen river.

What do you need to pack?

If you are planning a trek in the autumn or spring seasons, here are some recommended packing lists. If you have more items you may not need for your trek, you can leave unnecessary items at the office or your hotel. Trek as a model trekker and save the environment. For a list of necessary trek gear, visit here.

Langtang Valley trek is an easy and short trek in Nepal. Langtang trek can be combined with Gosain Kunda lake trek and Helambu trek. We are happy to customize the itinerary as per your requirements. We are here to serve you and make your Langtang Valley the most memorable one.

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550 m./5,100 ft): 114 km./70 miles/7 hrs.

This is the day-long bus journey, which offers a blend of adventure and natural beauty. Langtang Valley Trek is in the northwest of Kathmandu, Enjoy the Himalayan foothills and the lifestyle of the people of the countryside. The bus ride is a lifetime of experience on the narrow and zigzag road through the terraced fields and rustic villages.  You will cross Trishuli Bazaar and Dhunche Bazaar along the way. From Dhunche, we descend to Syabrubesi. Enjoy the evening in vibrant surroundings.

Distance Cover: 114 km/70 miles

Altitude gain: 200 m.

Bus/Jeep Journey: 6/7 hours

Accommodation: Hotel Buddha or Similar


  • Full board plan
  • Hotel Buddha or Hotel Namaste
  • 1,550 m./5,100 ft.

Today is the first day of your trekking, It is always suggested that you hike slowly at the beginning to assess your physical fitness. In the beginning, it is an easy and smooth trip to cross the suspension bridges and Follow the Langtang Khola/ River. Pass through the dense forests, small settlements, and scenic landscapes. Today, the altitude gain is around 700 m. Spend the night at the Guest House with warm hospitality.

Distance covered: 11 km.

Altitude gain: 830 m.

Trekking hours: 6 hrs.

Accommodation: Lama Hotel Guest House


  • Full board plan
  • Lama Hotel Guest House or Similar
  • 2,380 m./7,830 ft.

Today after breakfast, we start our trekking day towards the village of Langtang Village to Mundu. Our trail continues along dense forests. After making a steady climb up through the valley, we leave the tree line behind us. Enjoy the marvelous views of Langtang Lirung (7,234 m/23,727 ft). On the way to Mundu, you will also pass Langtang Village, which was severely affected by the earthquake in 2015. Langtang Valley alone lost 400 lives, flooded away by an earthquake-triggered avalanche, destroying an entire village and infrastructures. We also see the ruins of Langtang Village, where life is slowly building back and a few tea houses are reopened.

Distance covered: 14 km.

Altitude gain-1050 m.

Trekking hours: 6 hrs.

Accommodation: Hotel Hilltop or similar


  • Full board plan
  • Hotel Hiltop or Hotel Sangrila
  • 3,430 m./11,253 ft.

After breakfast, we will start our journey to Kyanjin Gompa, the principal monastery of the region. You will pass by water mills, prayer wheels, and Chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. Also pass the largest Mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with mantras written on them. The mantras written on the Mani wall are supposed to be blown away by the wind. After the short trek, you will spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Buddhist shrine and surrounding areas with amazing views of the mountains.

Distance covered: 7 km.

Altitude gain= 440 m.

Trekking hours: 3 hours.

Accommodation: Hotel Nirvana or similar


  • Full board plan
  • Hotel Nirvana or Hotel Village View
  • 3,870 m./12,697 ft.

After having morning tea and breakfast, we get out of the village and pass on through yak pastures land and start visiting Tserko Ri (5,033m/16,500 ft) for mountain sunrise views. We are getting into the high altitudes; you might start feeling the thin air. In the afternoon, return to Kyanjin Gompa, surrounded by the Himalayas all around. You can take a walk around Kyanjin Gompa enjoying the views, glaciers, icefalls, birds, and yaks.

Distance covered: 8 km.

Altitude gain: 1163 m.

Trekking hours: hrs.

Accommodation: Hotel Nirvana or similar


  • Full board plan
  • Hotel Nirvana or Hotel Village View
  • 3,870 m./12,697 ft

Today is an easy and smooth journey, Return to the Lama Hotel. You can enjoy the vibrant landscape of Langtang Valley, facing the southern area, and look at the missing views that you may leave on the way up. Overnight at Guest.

Distance covered: 22 km.

Altitude descend: 1,490 m.

Trekking hours: 6 hrs.

Accommodation: Lama Hotel Guest House


  • Full board plan
  • Lama Hotel Guest or Similar
  • 2,380 m./7,830 ft.

As we are descending a long way back through the forest, along the Langtang Khola river,. We might encounter Red pandas and wild boar in the Rhododendron and Bamboo forests. Arrive at Syabru Bensi, and check in at your design Hotel, You will have a good party with your dedicated team as this is your last night in the Himalayas.

Distance covered: 33 km.

altitude descends: 830 m.

Trekking hours: 5 hours.

Accommodation: Hotel Buddha or Similar

Meals- BLD

  • Full board plan
  • Hotel Buddha or Hotel Namaste
  • 1,550 m./5,100 ft.

As soon as we finish breakfast early in the morning, we get on the local bus to Kathmandu. It is a day-long bus ride through the beautiful landscape. There will be a couple of breaks for Lunch and tea. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to your designated Hotel. evening farewell dinner will be offered.

Distance covered: 114 km/70 miles

Driving hours: 7/8 hours

Altitude descend: 200 m.

Accommodation: Hotel Buddha or Similar


  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Hotel Buddha or Similar
  • 1,400 m./4,600 ft.

What's included

  • Langtang National Park Entry Permit.
  • TIMS-Card (Trekker Information Management System)
  • Land transportation Kathmandu/Syabru Bensi/Kathmandu by Public Bus.
  • 7-night accommodation while trekking.
  • Government-certified, experienced Experienced Global Adventure guides
  • Safe drinking water while trekking.
  •  Full board Meals while trekking (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • a Sleeping bag and Down Jacket if required.
  • Seasonal Fruits while on trek
  • Company Duffel  bag
  • Company T-shirt 
  • Personal expenses and all kinds of drinks (hot and cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Clients' personal Insurance,
  • Tips to Your Guide
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Laundry services, telephone,
  • Emergency evacuation by Helicopter, Airport tax, and customs clearance
  • Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade, etc.
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Useful Info

  • You should have a 6-month valid passport by the time you travel to Nepal.
  • A visa grant on arrival at Kathmandu International Airport required 2 passport-size photographs. You may apply for an online visa to avoid the long queue.
  • Please carry your full vaccination card or vaccination certificate
  • The visa costs 30 USD, 50 USD, and 125 USD for 15, 30, and 90 days, respectively.

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